Archive for February, 2009

Found on Twitter

Filed in National by on February 28, 2009 3 Comments

I was just poking around Twitter, and found the following gem from Captain America writer Ed Brubaker: Listening to Republicans talk about how to save the economy is like listening to Ted Bundy talk about how to save lives. Holy sh**, that totally made my day.

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Not Taking No for An Answer

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Awesome ad from Americans United for Change.  Not sure when or where it is running:

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This Is Why They Are Called ‘Wingnuts’

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Blue Fields of Indiana pointed me to this little ditty about a man who is suspected of going on a rampage killing two people and critically wounded three others in Florida. What makes this rampage a little more of interest than your run-of-the-mill rampages was his reasons. Neighbor Crystal Lynn says “he did come up […]

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Jindal Implodes

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First we learned that Jindal’s I was one of Katrina’s heros story was a sham, and now there’s this. BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s transportation department plans to request federal dollars for a New Orleans to Baton Rouge passenger rail service from the same pot of railroad money in the president’s economic stimulus package that Gov. […]

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Comment Rescue: Insane Art Downs Edition

Filed in Delaware by on February 28, 2009 24 Comments

Art Downs says: I did drive a Corvair that belonged to my sister and the negative comments by Ralph Nader were so much hokum. The next time you almost accidentally take Art Downs seriously, just remember this is a guy who thinks, “Psssh, Corvair? Totally safe. My sister had one and nobody died.” Discuss.

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UPDATED w/ Comment Rescue: Tea Bag

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UPDATED w/ Comment Rescue: Tea Bag

Does the Republican child holding the sign get the double entendre? Let us hope not. Xstyker makes sense out of all of this: They want to put their balls on us. That’s the new Republican agenda. Do you want jobs or nuts in your face? That’s pretty much the choice voters are faced with. How’s […]

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Fill in the blank

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If the GOP were a car it would be a Yugo Gremlin Pacer Mustang (aka Spider) Or pick your own The Nazi’s people car

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Day 31: Mike Castle’s Betrayal of Delaware

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Day 31: Mike Castle’s Betrayal of Delaware

Rumors have it that Congressman Mike Castle may be scheduled to make an appearance in Delaware this Monday. Bet you it has something to do with quarters. When we get a time and location, you’ll all be the first to know. Special thanks to Redwaterlily’s Ramblings for the image.

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Obama Challenges Lobbyists to a Duel

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He gets it, he really gets it. In today’s radio address, Pres. Obama has made it crystal clear that he will take on the lobbyists in the health care industry, the financial industry, and the oil industry to enact genuine reform. “The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that […]

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CR: Gregg’s Real Reason Not Helping America

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Unstable Isotope tipped us off to this bit of news: President Barack Obama’s former nominee to become commerce secretary, Sen. Judd Gregg, steered taxpayer money to his home state’s redevelopment of a former Air Force base even as he and his brother engaged in real estate deals there, an Associated Press investigation found. We all […]

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The Iraq War is Coming to an End

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And today, as President Obama was outlining the thing that so many of us wanted for so many years, I missed most of the announcement to finish a deadline document. If you missed it too, here is the video of the complete address: Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy […]

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Deep Governing Thought

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If Republicans put half the creativity and energy into governing that they put into Machiavellian politicking, we’d all be in trouble.

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Deep Media Thought

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Web/shmeb. Newspapers would not be dying if they simply did their e’ffing job over the past 10 years. There is still an audience for actual reporting. For lazy PR operations that endlessly shill for craven politicians and the highest bidding corporations?……not so much.

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Around the Horn Friday Night.

Filed in Delaware by on February 27, 2009 4 Comments
Around the Horn Friday Night.

Sorry this is late. And I am sorry I have been derelict in my duties here at DL. Sometimes real life work takes precedence, since I get paid to do that work. But my absence prompted a funny picture from Mr. Nemski: Don’t worry, I didn’t just out myself. If you chose to come out […]

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UK Bankers Stomp Their Feet and Threaten To Take Their Toys and Leave For… ???

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Half of British bankers said they would leave the the country if their bonus pay was capped. The poll by jobs website eFinancialCareers.com found that 49 percent of British-based bankers would consider voting with their feet such a limit to their income were introduced. That figure rose to 71 percent among financiers with six to […]

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Comment Rescue: Here We Go Again

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I don’t fully understand this comment, but I like it. Guess what, here in delaware the GOP is trying to prop up Field Marshall Von Copeland again despite the pounding he took last fall not to mention being stupid enough to give up a safe state senate seat. The GOP has decided to have Blogging […]

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Why Education Is Important

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James Randi on Carl Sagan and why education is important. Never fear, this video is only seven minutes long.

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QOD

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when did half gallons of Ice Cream stop being 1/2 gallons of ice cream?

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Friday Afternoon Bacon Blogging

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Friday Afternoon Bacon Blogging

Presented without comment: h/t This Is Why You’re Fat blog — NOT for the faint of heart!

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The GOP Field WikiPost: 2/27/09

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Keeping an eye on who the Republicans are going to pick to lose against President Obama is important because it will give us insight into how the GOP plans on screwing he country. That’s why over the next few years your faithful DL editors will be updating this thread “wiki-style” as new information becomes available. […]

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Deep Thought of the Day

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The Republican Party is to governing as Zsa Zsa Gabor is to marriage — many attempts followed by many failures.

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Bill Kristol sums up the Republican Reaction to Obama’s Speech

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Bill Kristol sums up the Republican Reaction to Obama’s Speech

Via Brad DeLong who is the Blogger of the Day for this find: Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch!

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Burger King Backs Off EFCA Support

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With a little help from this: From the SEIU announcement: (From BKC’s response – Ed.) “Burger King Corp. (BKC) believes unions serve a purpose in some workplaces and a number of its guests, vendors and franchisees have positive union membership experiences. BKC is not anti-union. BKC and its franchisees serve a diverse consumer base and, […]

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Can you imagine

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Can you imagine signing up for the military, then having your President and Vice president lie their way into war and you making less than $25000 a year as well as being sent to Iraq three or four times for 12 to 15 month stretches? Ahhhhhwwwesome! 2009 3.4% Proposed Enlisted Pay Chart < 2 Over […]

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FYI

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Apparently Nemski’s brat infected my child. The good news is I have now refreshed my memory on how to act like a crying baby when I get sick. Ah, this gives nemski a reason to rescue mrs. xtryker’s comment from my thread.

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